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Steve Staples

Staving off the summer swelter The hotter the weather gets, the more our minds turn to cooling off. Whether in the shade, by the pool, or on the beach, a refreshing beverage should be close by. Most people will reach for a cold beer or a so... more

May 28, 2013 12:00 AM Foodways

A big wine with a little name is right at home in California It all started in the 1880s, when lots of traditional European grape varietals were introduced to the California wine regions. Among them was Durif—a red wine grape named after Fr... more

Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM Foodways

For fans of the varietal, “That’s Amore.” more

Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM Foodways

Memorable French red blends at surprisingly affordable prices more

Sep 24, 2012 12:00 AM Foodways

An introduction to some less-well-known white wines to get you out of your Chardonnay rut. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM Foodways

If you think that pink wine equals sweet wine, you’re missing something special. more

Jul 22, 2012 12:00 AM Foodways